Russ grew up in the Bay of Plenty before heading to Waikato University and completing a Bachelor of Management Studies in 1991. Since completing his degree, Russ has gained 29 years of accounting experience in a range of private and public sector roles.
Prior to 2006 Russ worked within large multinational companies in New Zealand, Australia, and London. During this time, he developed a strong skillset in commercial analysis, reporting, planning, due diligence, and cash flow management. These skills were developed across a range of industries including agriculture, shipping and logistics, healthcare and ultimately a strong focus in tourism. A passion for strong commercial thinking and support has seen Russ presenting regularly on how to commercialise opportunities as well as tourism activity from start up to rejuvenation.
In 2006 Russ decided to move his family back to the sunny Bay of Plenty. This has allowed him to utilise his skills assisting a range of clients.
Russ brings a sound commercial background in the sectors of Farming, Tourism, and Property.
Whether it is analysing the performance of existing activities, working with clients to develop strategies and plan for better outcomes, or simply being a strong support with banking and other commercial negotiations you will find Russ focused on working proactively and collaboratively to help you find the best outcome.
Russ is a member of the institute of directors and holds current director roles in a selection of boards in his sector specialties. Outside of work Russ is actively involved in community role as Chairman of Board of Trustees for Otumoetai College and a director on Tourism Bay of Plenty.
Russ and his wife are based in Tauranga and have two children who have completed their education and are furthering their careers around the country.
Contact Russ on 07 577 9689, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org